Meeting This Saturday, March 13th

9 03 2010

This Saturday, March 13th, none other than Bill Farley, founder of Seattle Mystery Bookshop, will come and about the “10 Things Authors Do At Signings That They Shouldn’t.”  In addition to hearing Bill’s tips for book signings, we’ll hear first hand from Bill about working with different authors over the years.

From the Seattle Mystery Bookshop website:

“Bill Farley has been a bookseller for almost 25 years, and a mystery reader since childhood, which is a lot longer ago than that. The reading began with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew; the selling began when he and his wife B Jo bought a sleepy little general bookstore in Kalamazoo, Mich. The plan was for Bill to keep his day job and B Jo to run the store, but they discovered that Bill wanted to sell books and B Jo wanted her daytime career back. This meant a move to Philadelphia, where B Jo worked in encephalography, and Bill worked at Whodunit? mystery bookshop.

During a book signing at Whodunit? late in 1989, Aaron Elkins mentioned that Seattle needed a mystery shop. Bill had been wanting to have his own shop again, and B Jo already loved Seattle, so early in 1990 they moved, and Seattle Mystery Bookshop was born.”

The event on Saturday is at Duke’s at Southcenter, from 6-8 PM. A map of Duke’s can be found here.

See you on Saturday!



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